Somehow you'd expect some aggression from a bird whose first name is "Kill", especially if it sounds like they kill critters as large as deer.
Not so much, as it turns out. They eat invertebrates and they'd much rather run than fight. And they'd like to get you to run as well.
A Killdeer spots me, and I'm apparently near its nest...
... so it runs a short distance and flops down in some rocks.
It runs a little more, flops down again and feigns a broken wing. This bird has a future as a soccer player.
Running further, up into the grass now, it keeps flashing its bright rusty tail.
Now the "wounded bird" has two "broken" wings on display. An instant later, it decided it had drawn me far enough from the nest and flew away.